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First responders pay tribute to thousands killed in the 9/11 attacks

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- Millions across the country mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. A total of 2,995 people were killed and 6,000 people injured by terrorists at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. 

Off-duty members of the Mt Vernon Police Department, Mt Vernon Fire Department, area first responders, and members of the Healing Outside a Hospital (HOOAH) made sure drivers remembered the victims by waving American flags on I-57 overpasses in Jefferson County. 

"It's all the remembrance of the people who lost their lives on September 11th and all of those who fought for our country in the meantime defending our flag of the United States of America," said Clint Taylor, the Jefferson County Chief Deputy."

After the event, members of the organization, Healing Outside of a Hospital known as HOOAH; prepared lunch for all of the participants. 

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